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Patience Is Key In Covid-era Breast Reconstruction

By Dr. Constance M. Chen

A diagnosis of breast cancer is overwhelming at any time. But what does it mean for women who were diagnosed during the Covid pandemic and how does it affect decisions about post-mastectomy breast reconstruction? For starters, the fundamentals of cancer treatment remain the same. Patients need to work with their oncologists to decide upon the best course of therapy. Women should fortify themselves with good nutrition and exercise and pay attention to their mental health. Masks and social distancing are essential to avoid complicating treatment. Once the basics are addressed, breast cancer patients should know that post-mastectomy breast reconstruction can be delayed without compromising the final aesthetic outcome. Click HERE for the full article.

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